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Do I Need To Take Nevirapine

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An Overview of Viramune (Nevirapine)

... ne-VYE-ra-peen --> Brand Name: Viramune Other Name(s): BI-RG-587, NVP, Nevirapina Drug Class: Non-nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Nevirapine, also known as Viramune, is a type of medicine called a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI). NNRTIs block reverse transcriptase, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related
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Cymbalta+nevirapine+lamivudine+viread

Dear doctor ,I was prescribed by my psiquiatric Cymbalta(duloxetine) for my depression since paroxetine was not working all rihgt.I would really like to knoe if this drug has any interaction witn the antiretrivirals I am taking which are...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Generaly Cymbalta can be taken safely with your nevirapine based regimeln in my experience and to my knowledge. If any reader knows of a concern (still needs to be reasonably monitored) Read more »

switching nevirapine with efavirenz after 2 weeks from PEP

i have been treated with PEP after 12 hours of possible exposure. i was having sex with a girl and the condom broke. i was been treated with combivir+nevirapine and after 2 weeks i changed nevirapine to efavirenz because of the rash caused by the...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...In the long run, this will give you the peace of my mind you need. Fourth, you completed the full course of PEP (even if the nevirapine was switched to efavirenz, this would not have negatively impacted the effectiveness of the PEP regimen).... Read more »

recent resistance to travada & Nevirapine

Hi I am a 41 yr old transgender male to female & have been diagnosed HIV + for 9 yrs.I am also on HRT meds for now 22 mths with no real problems re any conflict with my ARVs however i have become aware that over the last 2 yrs my Cd4 count has...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...like your CD4 cell count and viral load to assist another doctor to help you choose the next best regimen for you.Resistance to nevirapine means that you can no longer benefit from the first generation NNRTIs like NVP and EFV (stocrin or... Read more »

switching nevirapine

hi there.I am on Truvada and nevirapine. doing fine, VL undetectable, and cd4 in the 450 range. This combo is doing fine, however, I want to give Kaletra a go. I hear it has been found to be more fat friendly than NNRTI's mainly sustiva. If this is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...question first then make some general comments.With regards to switching to Kaletra and if it doesn't work out going back to nevirapine. If you stop nevirapine while your viral load is undetectable then you will likely continue to have a virus... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Health Minister, HIV/AIDS Experts Agree More Research Needed on Safety of Single-Dose Nevirapine

...Further research is needed on claims from South Africa's Medicines Control Council that single-dose nevirapine, which is used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, increases the risk of drug resistance, the country's Ministry of Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Six-Month Delay in Onset of Nevirapine-Based Antiretroviral Therapy Can Prevent Drug Resistance Following Single-Dose Nevirapine During Labor, Study Says

... Delaying the start of a nevirapine-based antiretroviral therapy by six months can prevent the development of drug resistance in HIV-positive women who took single-dose Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Nevirapine-Based Fixed-Dose Combination ARVs

...(greater or less than 60 kg). Unfortunately, it is not quite that simple in practice. Lead-In Dosing: Starter Packs Needed When nevirapine (NVP) is first started, it should be administered at half dose for the first 14 days, i.e. 200 mg once... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nevirapine (Viramune)

... What Is Nevirapine? Who Should Take It? What About Drug Resistance? How Is It Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does It React With Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day Stavudine 30 mg - twice a day After another blood test... Read more »

EXPIRED HIV MEDICINES

Posted by Queenster, 1 Reply
...gets to Ghana, but it is so bad to give expired drugs persons living with this deadly and dangerous disease like HIV. I take Nevirapine, Lamivudine & Zidovudine tablets which already does not help my Liver Enlargement but what option do i... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...Reuters 1/4/01 Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, Read more »

Need Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My friend has taken Stavudine, Lamivudine and Nevirapine for a month. At the end of the month her Doctor found in a Blood test increased SGPT (550 U/L), SGOT (310 U/L) and Alkaline Phosphatase Read more »